KUCHING: ‘Sukan Tak Sentral’ host Azizul Ammar Abu Hassan, together with the programme's six production crew members, were summoned to the Bukit Aman federal police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur today.
All seven will have their statements recorded to assist a police investigation into the sports comedy programme produced by Primeworks Studios Sdn Bhd, for allegedly making insulting remarks against the late father of former national sprinter, Watson Nyambek.
Sarawak police commissioner, Datuk Mazlan Mansor, confirmed the matter.
“The investigation is being assisted by Bukit Aman.
“As such, there is no need for the production crew to come to Miri. The police are in the midst of completing its investigation," he told reporters after the Sarawak police monthly assembly here today.
The case is being investigated by the police under Section 504 of the Penal Code for intentional insult to provoke a breach of peace.
An investigation was initiated following a report lodged by Watson at the Miri Central Police Station on Monday.
Primeworks Studios chief executive officer Datuk Ahmad Izham Omar led the production crew to personally convey their apology to Watson and his family in Sarawak the same day.
Izham also announced the cancellation of the programme and the suspension of all the production crew members.
Yesterday, Ammar's co-host, Marsha Milan Londoh took to her Instagram account to offer her apology to Watson and his family.